Food Service

Renaissance is a Summer Food Site

Download the Summer Menus here: Breakfast, Lunch

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

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Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (link is external), (AD-3027) found online at: (link is external), and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) by mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email: (link sends e-mail).

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

FOOD SERVICE at Renaissance

School meals are cooked onsite in our own kitchen, under the supervision of “Chef Mo”. Students will enjoy nutritious and delicious breakfasts, lunches and suppers, as well as mid-afternoon snacks. Weekly menus and parent information letters are posted below. Because this service supplies us with fresher, more nutritious food with much more variety than other school food providers, the price for full-price lunch is $3.00, and full-price breakfast is $1.75. Students are also able to purchase a la carte items at various prices. For those families who qualify for free or reduced price meals, the meal will be FREE. In addition, all students are welcome to partake of the FREE snack and supper program.

Download the Renaissance Charter School Wellness Policy.

Weekly menus will be posted on this page, and we will be trying new and better things to bring your child a satisfying eating experience! And please encourage your child to have breakfast, the most important meal of the day. It's the best way they can be ready for the full day ahead of them!

Renaissance is also involved in many health & nutrition initiatives, including the HealthierUS School Challenge. Read about it here.

You can download the 2017-2018 Application for Free and Reduced Price School Meals/Milk or 2017-2018 Solicitud de Familia para las Comidas Escolares y Leche Gratis o Precios Reducidos. Read the Parent Information Letter or 2017-2018 Carta a padres para Programas de Comidas Escolares.

Renaissance Charter School Meal Charge Policy (Política de Cargos por Comidas de Estudiantes)

Renaissance recognizes that on occasion, students may forget to bring money to school to pay for meals. To promote responsible student behavior and to minimize the financial burden on the school, the school will allow students to charge the cost of a meal to be paid back at a later date, subject to the terms of this policy. Please note: No student will be deprived of school meals because he/she is economically disadvantaged. Families who wish to apply for free or reduced meals must complete an application (see above, or which can be obtained from the school office.)

You can read the full policy here: English.

A partir del año escolar 2017-2018, The Renaissance Charter School, junto con todas las Autoridades de Alimentos Escolares en el Estado de Nueva York, deben tener una política escrita y claramente comunicada para tratar los gastos de comidas de los estudiantes cuando el pago no se puede recoger en el punto de servicio.

Puede leer la política completa aquí: Spanish.

Parents, you can set up your child's meal account online, so that you will be notified when the account balance is low. Go to and create your account. At this point you can use a credit card to deposit money into your child's account for school food purchases.

If you want to be notified when the balance gets low, go to the Notification section at the bottom and select "Send Low Balance e-mails", set a value, check Enable and enter your e-mail address. You can do a test on the e-mail by selecting 'send test e-mail'. After you do this, select 'save changes' on the bottom right.

Download the summer menus here: Breakfast Lunch

Por favor baje la solicitud de almuerzo y la carta de información para los padres aqui.

Renaissance has also instituted a new “POSitiveID System” (Point of Service Identification System) in our cafeteria. This technology allows us to provide debit accounts for purchasing lunch, and increases the speed of food service to students so they have more time to eat and converse. Parents enjoy the convenience of prepaying for their child’s purchases at whatever level they choose. The POSitiveID System also eliminates the overt identification of students who are eligible for free or reduced meal benefits.

The POSitiveID System allows you to pay in advance for meals and/or A la Carte items. Students still have the option to pay cash on a daily basis.

The identification of students is with a biometric finger-imaging device. The device converts the finger image into a numbered pattern that is then stored for future identification at the point-of-service. This system is NOT associated with fingerprints. It CANNOT be used to identify students by lifting fingerprints and comparing them with the digital finger image. The fingerprint is NOT stored in the computer. This is a positive identification system, only your child can access his/her accounts.

Please download this letter for more information. If you want to opt out of the biometric scanning system, please use the form at the bottom of the attached letter to send to the office.